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Should I get a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
There are many different dental issues that can affect our teeth. Many of them can impact how well your teeth function, and this can make things like eating and even speaking more difficult than they should be. If you have multiple functional issues affecting your teeth at the same time, your dentist may recommend that you have something that is known as a full mouth reconstruction.
A full mouth reconstruction is a tailored combination of different restorative dental treatments that are designed to improve the health and function of your teeth.
What treatments are included in a full mouth reconstruction?
Every full mouth reconstruction is personalized to the individual requirements of each patient. This means that your full mouth reconstruction could involve a combination of any of the following functional and cosmetic dentistry treatments:
Porcelain dental crowns
Root canal treatment
Ceramic inlays or onlays
Scaling and root planing
Fixed dental bridges
Implant-supported bridge or denture
Exactly which order your procedures will be performed in will depend on how the work that is required, but typically the function of the teeth is restored before the appearance of your smile is addressed. You’ll almost certainly have a number of different dental specialists involved in your full mouth reconstruction treatment program, including endodontists, periodontists, orthodontists, and oral surgeons. This multi-disciplinary approach to your care will ensure that you receive treatment from trusted and experienced professionals at every stage of your reconstruction.
Am I a good candidate for a full mouth reconstruction?
All patients are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and your dentist will be able to advise you if you meet the criteria to be a suitable candidate for a full mouth reconstruction.
Typically, people who are recommended as good patients to undergo a full mouth reconstruction treatment program have a combination of any of the following dental issues:
One, several, or most of their natural teeth are missing
Multiple teeth that are cracked, chipped, broken, or have sustained some other form of damage
Gums that are swollen, bleeding, and painful when touched or when you brush your teeth
Teeth that are badly discolored or stained
Periodontal pockets – small gaps that open between the teeth and gum tissue caused as a result of poor oral health and the development of gum disease
Teeth that show signs of enamel wear
Severe dental pain in one or more teeth
Teeth that seem loose and in danger of falling out
An abscess on the gums
Chronic pain in the ear, neck, jaw, head, or shoulder
Regular episodes of lockjaw
These are all symptoms of common dental issues, from decay and gum disease to root canal infections and temporomandibular joint disorder. Fortunately, virtually all of these can be resolved using restorative dental treatments.
If you would like more information about what is involved in a full mouth reconstruction, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discover if you could be a suitable candidate for this effective restorative treatment program, please contact our knowledgeable and professional dental team. Call Dr. Sam's Premier Dentistry at our office in Sherman, Texas at 903-708-6400 to schedule an appointment.